GV10 Witness is an initiative of Alliance Guinea, in partnership with the National Council of Civil Society Organizations of Guinea and in collaboration with the National Independent Election Commission of Guinea.
The goal of the initiative is to give ordinary citizens a way to observe and track their own electoral process, increasing the transparency of the vote and contributing to the contest being as free and fair as possible. GV10 also serves to inform the election and security authorities of irregular incidents, election logistics challenges and potential violent situations so that they can in some cases intervene early to mitigate problems as well as have a record of both allegations of problems and the reporting of things going well. Finally, GV10 aims to inform national and international media about election-related incidents and activities, and to raise awareness among the general international public of these historic elections.
As a crowd-sourcing project empowering everyday citizens of all kinds to report what they are seeing, most reports on this site are not verified and need to be understood as such.
The GV10 Witness effort is 100% run by volunteer members of Alliance Guinea and is supported in part with a grant from the United States Embassy in Guinea.
ABOUT ALLIANCE GUINEA
Alliance Guinea was founded on September 29, 2009, the day after nearly 200 peaceful demonstrators in Conakry, Guinea lost their lives and a hundred women and girls raped for demanding democracy after decades of military rule.ÃÂ We are an alliance of Guineans, Americans, and other friends of Guinea from around the world has been formed in response to these atrocities as a show of solidarity with people in Guinea and to serve as a forum for organizing in support of a transition to the democracy that has eluded Guinea for the past 51 years of independence.
Mission: To promote human rights and a peaceful, democratic transition to civilian rule in Guinea.
Approach: A worldwide, nonpartisan forum for friends of Guinea of all nationalities and ethnicities to share information and resources and create powerful synergies for advocacy and action.
What we do:
- Advocate to governments, international organizations and agenda setters in support of human rights and a peaceful, democratic transition in Guinea.
- Serve as a resource to human rights organizations, law clinics, and international agencies investigating human rights abuses in Guinea.
- Serve as a resource and nonpartisan, multiethnic forum for activists, journalists and victims of human righs abuses in Guinea.
- Conduct outreach and provide resources for educators and student groups to raise awareness and promote activism in support of human rights and democracy in Guinea.